Anantnag bypoll: EC assesses situation to make spot evaluation

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Anantnag (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Apr 25 (ANI): The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Tuesday did an assessment of the Anantnag by-poll via video conferencing, to make spot assessment later. Earlier this day, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) asked the Election Commission to postpone the Lok Sabha by-election in Anantnag indefinitely in the face of the current unrest in the Kashmir valley. The plea was made by Tassaduq Mufti, brother of Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti during a video conference with the election commission. Meanwhile, the Election Commission had organised a video conference with all the contesting candidates to ascertain their views about holding of elections to the constituency on May 25. From the past few weeks, Kashmir has seen widespread violence during the election to the Srinagar Lok Sabha seat that left eight people dead and scores injured on April 9. The violence has now spread to schools and colleges as well. (ANI)